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Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia are mental illnesses that share some risk factors and treatments. Symptoms of bipolar disorder include mood changes and manic and depressive episodes. Symptoms of schizophrenia include unusual behavior, delusions, and hallucinations.

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    • Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder (or manic depression) is a mental illness characterized by depression, mania, and severe mood swings. Treatment...learn more »
      In This Article
      Bipolar Disorder Article
      • Bipolar disorder facts
      • What is bipolar disorder?
      • What is the history of bipolar disorder?
      • What are the types of bipolar disorder?
      • What are bipolar disorder causes and risk factors?
      • What are bipolar disorder symptoms and signs in adults, teenagers, and children?
      • What tests do health care professionals use to diagnose bipolar disorder?
      • What illnesses coexist with bipolar disorder?
      • What are bipolar disorder medications and other treatments? Are there any home remedies or alternative treatments for bipolar disorder?
      • How is bipolar disorder treated during pregnancy and the postpartum period?
      • What are complications and the prognosis/effects over time of bipolar disorder?
      • Is it possible to prevent bipolar disorder?
      • Where can people find more information about bipolar disorder, bipolar disorder support groups, and doctors who treat it?
      • Where can people find support to help them or someone they know cope with bipolar disorder?
    • Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a disabling brain disorder that may cause hallucinations and delusions and affect a person's ability to...learn more »
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      Schizophrenia Article
      • Schizophrenia facts
      • What is the definition of schizophrenia?
      • How common is schizophrenia in children?
      • What is the history of schizophrenia?
      • What are schizophrenia causes? Is schizophrenia hereditary?
      • What are schizophrenia symptoms and signs?
      • What professionals diagnose and treat schizophrenia? Are there particular tests that assess schizophrenia?
      • What are treatments for schizophrenia and the side effects of those treatments?
      • What are potential complications of schizophrenia? What is the prognosis for schizophrenia?
      • Is it possible to prevent schizophrenia?
      • What research is being done on schizophrenia?
      • Where can people get more information about schizophrenia? How can people find a support group, specialists who treat the illness, or other assistance for schizophrenia?
    • Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness, is a disorder that causes unusual and extreme mood changes. Symptoms of bipolar...learn more »
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      Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens Article
      • What is bipolar disorder?
      • Who develops bipolar disorder?
      • Why does someone develop bipolar disorder?
      • What are the symptoms of bipolar disorder?
      • Can children and teens with bipolar disorder have other problems?
      • How is bipolar disorder diagnosed?
      • How is bipolar disorder treated?
      • What can children and teens expect from treatment?
      • How can I help my child or teen?
      • How does bipolar disorder affect parents and family?
      • Where do I go for help?
      • I know someone who is in crisis. What do I do?

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